Thursday, April 25, 2013

Products That I Used Up - Part Two (Other Beauty Items)

And it's time for round two of my trash - my "other" items. Haircare, body products, skincare, lotions, etc... This is the last of the posts but I should have a little bit more before I go home. I'm pretty close to using a shower gel, eyeliner and powder and I'm not going to take my empty products home with me for summer vacation. So here's a look at the rest of my trash!

 First I used up the Tresemme Naturals Conditioner. This is probably at least my 10th bottle of this stuff. I absolutely love it. I use it as a daily conditioner and leave it on for about 5 minutes when I need a deep conditioner. It makes my hair extremely soft and detangled. I sometimes switch it up to another conditioner, but I always go back to this one. I've already repurchased it since I used this bottle and I'll keep repurchasing it for a while. The only down side is that it doesn't come in that massive bottle that Tresemme products come in.
 This is the Shea Cashmere Hand Cream from Bath and Body Works. It's in the Sweet Pea scent. I don't even think they sell this anymore. I think B&BW only has one scent of hand cream now? I purchased the one from there in the brown tube, I forget what it's called. I liked this hand cream a lot so I was sad to see it go, but I've had it since high school.
 This is an empty packet of makeup wipes. They're the Target brand that are supposed to be comparable to Ponds Clean Sweep. I thought these were average, but I always repurchased them anyway. I never buy anything else. They reformulated and repackaged them, which are shown below in the brown packaging and they are SO much better. They're a lot more moist and they make your skin feel amazing and clean. Now that they redid them, I absolutely love them and I'll happily keep buying them.

 These are the repackaged and reformulated versions of the makeup wipes above. They're so much better and I absolutely love them now.

 This is a sample pack of the
 This is the Target brand eye makeup remover that's compared to the Neutrogena one. I've probably gone through at least 10 bottles of this product and I already repurchased since finishing this bottle. It's cheap and it gets the job done. It says oil free, but it does leave the oily feeling residue. I love this stuff and will continue to keep purchasing this product.

 This is the Salon Grafix dry shampoo for brunette shades. I liked this dry shampoo a lot. I started dying my hair black, so I could only use this dry shampoo when my roots started to grow in. They have a formula for black hair, but the last time I was in Ulta, I didn't see this brand anywhere so I bought the Batiste dry shampoo. I didn't love that and I'm going to talk about it below because I also used that up. I bought the Lush dry shampoo now because it's colorless. If I ever find the version of this dry shampoo for black hair, I will definitely pick it up.
This is the St Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub. I thought this was an ok product. It didn't feel like it was exfoliating enough and I didn't notice any drastic changes with this product. I only bought it because Rite Aid was having a buy one get one deal and I doubt that I'll be purchasing this product again. I like a little more heavy duty exfoliator.

 This is the Tresemme Volumizing Mousse. I had this for a really long time and I just never used it because I didn't think it did anything. It didn't add any noticeable volume to my hair so it didn't become an essential part to my hair routine. I wont be repurchasing this product.

 This is the Bath and Body Works Sweet Pea body splash. This bottle is so old it's not even funny. B&BW has changed their packaging twice that's how old it is. It started to smell a little alcohol-y so I decided it was time for it to go. This is my favorite scent and I already purchased another bottle in the new packaging.

This is the tresemme Bouncy Curl Defining Gel. I use this when I want to scrunch my hair. My hair has a natural wave to it, but it's super frizzy so I use this to tame it. I use this interchangeably with  the Aussie strong hold gel. I've gone through a lot of tubes of both. There's not really a difference between the two that I can tell, so I'll continue to keep using both. This doesn't leave a crunchy feeling to your hair unless you use too much. If you use a good amount your hair isn't crunchy or wet looking.

 This is the B&BW Warm Vanilla Sugar body spray. I'm not particularly fond of this scent, but I got it in a makeup swap, so I used it. I can't say I'm sad to see this go because I don't like smelling like vanilla. I won't be buying this scent, I'll stick to sweet pea.

 This is Origins Brighter by Nature. This is a skincare product. I applied this after washing my face, but before my moisturizer. I didn't notice that this did anything special to my skin so I won't be repurchasing this, especially because of the price tag.
 This is the Urban Decay All Nighter makeup setting spray. I used up this little bottle and couldn't go very long without it, so I purchased the full size, which is shown below. This makes my makeup last forever without smudging. I use this every day and I don't like to be without it. I'll definitely keep repurchasing this for a long time.

 This is boring, but I used a clarisonic brush head. This is the one for sensitive skin. I bought a four pack of these so I'm going to keep buying them because I have sensitive skin, so it only makes sense to buy the sensitive skin brushes. If you're thinking about purchasing a clarisonic, I HIGHLY recommend it. It's amazing.
 And the final thing, the Batiste dry shampoo for dark and deep brown. I liked this product as a dry shampoo, the only issue that I had with this is that it didn't come out deep brown, it came out grey. So it was very hard to work this product into my black hair. Once I got the color to disappear though, it did a pretty good job at controlling the oil. I wouldn't say it was better than the Salon Grafix one, but it was ok. I won't be purchasing this again because of the color.

And that's it for all of the products that I used up so far! I still have a few that I'll probably finish in the next two weeks, so I'll probably post those before I go home for summer because I'm not going to bring trash home with me to collect until I get a decent amount of products. I already took the trash out and I'm glad to have a lot of these products out of my life. I love using things up, it's so much more satisfying than collecting stuff that I don't use.